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What film did you watch last night?

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Richeh, 2 Sep 2009.

  1. crinkleshoes

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    Transporter Refueled... 2/10... another remake that ruined the franchise :(

    OK... the first ones weren't exactly Oscar nominees... but at least they were simple enough not to try and pretend to be something they weren't.

    They didn't overdo the story, the action was well carried out and it did what it was supposed to, reasonably well.

    The new one... bugger all action scenes and an attempt at a story that was meaningless and badly acted. The action scenes that were there were so cheesy, it was just annoying... where have you ever seen a fire hydrant on a roundabout? Let alone 4... ffs
  2. itchy


    Joined: 29 Mar 2011

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    You people saying 9 is too young to watch Alien no its not, if you educate your child to know its just a movie. ;)

    She laughed at the very few swear words in it and she was fascinated when I explained they were all models and not computer effects.

    She now understands what a suspense, edge of seat horror is.

    Next on my list for her is Hellraiser and Final Destination! :eek:

    Joking! :D
  3. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    I caught some of final destination on tv a while ago, having not seen it in years... It is soooo rubbish.
  4. FrenchTart

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    I'm not sure I'd watch Alien with a 9 year old daughter but mostly because I wouldn't want to deal with the hassle of them not sleeping for a few nights... However, based on my own childhood I would say that I can imagine lots of situations where a child of that age could watch a similar film without it being even remotely irresponsible. To suggest otherwise seems like a knee-jerk reaction to me.

    I had a free reign of television throughout most of my childhood - without someone there to put things in perspective or explain anything. I can't say that was good for me. There are plenty of other ways to approach such things, and sitting down with your child, explaining what they are seeing, why and how those things relate to the real world strikes me as pretty responsible without molly-coddling.
  5. Pigeon_Killer


    Joined: 21 Nov 2005

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    Galaxy Quest - 4/5

    Really enjoy this film every time I watch it and still can't believe Sigourney was 50 when it was made :eek:

    Would love to see the mythical R rated version or a sequel :(
  6. itchy


    Joined: 29 Mar 2011

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    I seen Alien at 9 and I was not as clued up as she is, scared the pants of me it did. So did hammer house of horrors etc.
    I had free rain with TV like you and seen some crazy stuff when I was under 9.

    No one explained anything to me and had a few sweaty nights that's for sure. :p

    I asked today if she liked it and she said "That was good dad, when can we watch Alien 2" to which I replied "Its sod all like Alien". :rolleyes:
  7. Vonhelmet


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    Having watched Downfall the other day I felt compelled to watch Saving Private Ryan again. I've not watched it in a while. I love how it looks, all grimy and dirty. Really great film.
  8. Vonhelmet


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    On the Alien discussion: just don't let her watch Resurrection. That really would be child abuse.
  9. itchy


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    ^^^^I agree! :D

    She not getting past 2 that's for sure. ;)

    I watched the Martian last night also, its a hard one like Ex machina.

    I like it but the is something about it I don't like.:(

    I dunno, films are not so good these days. :mad:
  10. Raymond Lin

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    Sleeping with Other People

    I remember seeing the trailer for this and even laughed at the trailer itself and I am happy to say that the movie is just a lot more of that and they didn't give away all the great scenes in the trailer.

    First, Alison Brie...I liked her before in Community but I love her in this, perfect balance of neurotic and cute in this movie. Jason Sudeikis is very funny too, good comic timing and both of them have good chemistry together and some of the best scenes are certainly between the 2 leads especially during the first hour of the movie that literally had me burst out laughing. It's been a while since I done that (Easy A). This film reminds me of When Harry Met Sally, in a good way, I love WHMS. Another film that is similar is Friends with Benefits, which is on the same vein in plot/idea.

    You will know in these kind of movie you know the 2 leads will end up together, that is the entire premise but the important part is how they get there and this film gets there just right and when it does actually get there, it feels right and as the audience actually at that point feels like they should end up together. I do have to add that the "dip" just before the final act of the movie felt a little forced at first but it did work in the end.

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  11. Raymond Lin

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    The Martian is GREAT ! It captures the essence of the book perfectly in the humour to the characters.

    Ex Machina is good too, good idea, good performances and good ending. Visually stunning and brings up lots of questions about the danger of AI.

    Plenty of great films these days...I don't understand when people claim "They don't make them like they used to"....it's probably because the only old films they watch from the 50's and 90's are cream of the crop and not every movie. They would watch the Godfather and forget there is such a movie like Blacula (A Black Dracula....)!
  12. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

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    I remember watching The Fog and Saturn 3 - a film where a psychotic robot murders his human mentor, then wears his head on a spike - as a child, with my dad in a caravan.

    And I turned out... oh, wait.
  13. RoboCod


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    Robocop when you're 10, the early scene where he is executed. Now that's heavy for a kid. Yeah I had pretty much unregulated TV viewing too.

    Donnie Brasco last night. Forgot the movie since I watched it years ago. It's a classic mafia movie and I like how we get taught to be a wise guy, like keeping your money in rolls and not in your wallet :D I like the dialogue between Depp and Al Pacino.

  14. SixTwoSix


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    I find the Robocop execution scene harder to watch as an adult with appreciation for life than I did as a kid. As a child I was almost laughing because it seemed absurd. As an adult it horrifies me as we're hearing about things equal or worse commonly in the news.
  15. Rifte


    Joined: 17 Sep 2010

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    Ronaldo (2015) - Documentary 5/10

    Ok I am a United fan, and obviously with this comes a certain fanboy appreciation of Ronaldo.

    Alot of the comments made about the documentary from various reviews indicated that the documentary achieved nothing in the way of positive towards his public perception.

    I differ in this opinion.

    In short though, if you do not appreciate football and have zero affinity towards Ronaldo, avoid this.

    For me, it was ok....
  16. physichull


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    Casino 7/10.

    Not seen it in years and I could barely remember what happened. It was alright, the voiceover dialogue goes a little OTT, but, as usual with these movies, not as good as Goodfellas.
  17. Mr Jones


    Joined: 16 May 2006

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    Ridiculous 6 (Netflix Exclusives)

    It's ridiculous, that's for sure and I want to give it a 6/10 but I just can't. There are some laughs, mostly because Taylor Lautner is genuinely funny in it and there's Terry Crew - who automatically makes any stuff I watch a little better, even then, it didn't lift this any further than 4/10 unfortunately.
  18. Sankari


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    Rendition. Egypt: land of a thousand stories! Land of history, culture, societal dysfunction, misogyny, and poor hygiene. Tonight this primitive nation hosts a complex narrative of love, revenge, and betrayal.

    Some Egyptian guy flies to the USA, where he is arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism. He pleads his innocence but is whisked away to Cairo, where he suffers excruciating tortures at the hands of dirty Arabs while an American agent looks on. His anguished pleas for mercy ('Get your stinkin' paws off me, you damned dirty Arab!') are ignored.

    As the torture intensifies, the tension mounts: will the terror suspect finally crack and reveal all he knows? Thousands of lives could be hanging in the balance! :eek: :confused:

    It turns out that he's genuinely innocent, which just goes to show how cunning these Egyptians can be.

  19. zootfloot

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    Had a bit of a film fest yesterday....

    Trainwreck. 5/10

    What can i say...it was a train wreck, and i found it to be barely funny throughout, but bree larson was in it, and shes hot.

    The Martian. 9/10

    Easily the best film i have watched this year, it would have had a 10 from me but the final 45 minutes felt a bit rushed.
    It was funny, emotional and interesting and i felt that it was time well worth spending.

    Sleeping with other people. 6.5/10

    Was a decent enough watch, the 2 lead characters seemed to work together, but it felt like a bit of a carrier for Alison Brie to be honest.
  20. MR_Punk


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    Heard good things about it but didn't really know what to expect. Ended up really enjoying it and it seemed to be over very quickly.